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Current Obituaries

Maria Rizzuti

Maria Rizzuti

Maria Vigna Rizzuti entered into eternal rest on February 23, 2021. She was 78.

Maria was born in Italy on March 19, 1942 to Salvatore and Emilia Vigna. She was one of eight children. She was married to her loving husband Pietro Rizzuti for 65 years and during that time had four children.
She migrated with three of her children from Italy to New Rochelle, NY in 1968. Her husband followed a year later and they continued to grow as a family with the birth of their fourth child.

She worked for 15 years at a cosmetic factory in New Rochelle that made powder puffs. She loved spending time with her family and knitting.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her children, Patricia Boylan, Luciano Rizzuti, Gabriella Rizzuti, Francesco Rizzuti; daughter-in-law Jo Ann Rizzuti; grandchildren Salvatore, Amanda, Thomas, Anthony, Maria Gabriella, Peter, Maria, Michael, Peyton; great-grandchildren Daniella, Justin, Addison, Dominick, Nolan, Elena and her brother Joseph Vigna.

She was predeceased by her grandaughter Daniella.

Visitation is Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 4 to 8 pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Place in New Rochelle, NY. The funeral mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, 280 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle at 10:30 am on Monday, March 8th.

Joseph Civitano, Sr.

Joseph Civitano Sr, formerly of New Rochelle, NY passed away in his home in Delray Beach, Florida on March 3, 2021. He was 99 years old. He is survived by his four children Donna Finegan Steinauer (Ken), Joseph Jr.(Beth), Thomas Civitano, and Mary Anne Dalton; two sisters Pauline Gasparini and Anna Cordaro; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years Mary Mathis Civitano; his sister Carmela Caruso and brother Frank.
Joe served in World War II as a staff sergeant under General George Patton for three years with the 11th Armored Division. He fought in the invasion of Normandy, the Hurtger Forest, and the Battle of the Bulge. He then went on to librate the Mauthausen concentration camp.
In 2012 he was appointed a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor and was awarded a medal for his courage in liberating France during World War II. The New York Yankees honored Joe for his service at their home game in May 2019.
Joe was the owner of Joseph Civitano Fuel Oil Company in New Rochelle for 39 years. He was Exalted Ruler of the Bronx- New Rochelle Lodge 756; National President of the 11th Armored Division; an associate member of the Delray Beach Elks; a member of the American Legion Post 164; the VFW 4141; the Italian American Club and the Sons of Italy. Joe believed in giving back to his community and volunteered his time and talent to these organizations as well as the Delray Affair, the food pantry, the Coco Wood Lakes shows, and the Delray Beach 100 foot Christmas tree.
Joe always said the best investment he ever made was taking ballroom dance lessons. He spent many weekends dancing with his wife Mary and even won a few competitions. So in his honor put on your favorite Big Band tune and take a spin around the kitchen floor.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Mass is on Thursday, March 11 at 10am at Holy Name Church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Joseph Francis Ruggeri, Jr.

Joseph Francis Ruggeri, Jr.

Joseph Francis Ruggeri Jr., proud resident of New Rochelle, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021, in his home, surrounded by family. Joe is survived by his wife, Carol, and his children, Lauren and Nicholas Thompson, Joseph 3rd, Clark and Christine, Geoffrey and Antonietta, and Claire Holly. He is also survived by his siblings, Joan and Norman Cotrona, John, Anthony and Sharon, Richard, and Mary. Joe will be remembered as a favorite uncle to his many nieces and nephews, a caring brother-in-law, and a wonderful friend to all.
Born November 19, 1949, to Joseph and Carmela Ruggeri, Joe was raised “up the west,” happily immersed in his community. In the fall of 1979, Joe began his lifelong journey with Carol Holly Clark, with the goal of taking their great love for each another and expanding it with the creation of their family.
Joe’s life truly began all over again when he became ‘Papa’ to his adoring grandchildren; Jack, Charlotte, Liliana, Sadie and Arthur, who filled his life with new meaning and joy. It was obvious to them, and to all, that ‘Papa’ was filled with love and enthusiasm for his grandchildren and invited them to marvel at the world, while sharing their wonder and exuberance.
Although Joe had several successful careers, his last position managing the kitchen at Holy Name of Jesus School was undoubtedly his favorite. Joe considered the children at Holy Name his ‘other grandchildren’ and enjoyed spending time with them, giving each one a special nickname or personalized joke, making them all feel cherished and special.
In addition to embracing every moment with his family, Joe’s creativity found outlet in many areas, including baking fabulous cakes, listening to a wide array of music, watching films, doing the Times crossword puzzle on Sundays, and enjoying sports.
The family will be holding a private ceremony and there will not be a formal service, but your prayers are appreciated.

Michael Branco

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Michael Branco. He was loved and cherished by many people including parents, Amelia and Tony Branco, sister Cristina Tangredi, brother in law Ronnie Tangredi, nephew (godson) Ryan Tangredi, niece Melanie Tangredi, along with aunts, uncles and cousins.

If you knew Michael, you knew he was a kind man that was always helping others. He was a person who brought a smile to everyone’s face. He always brought great happiness and joy to his family and friends lives. He left footprints in everyone’s heart he met and will forever be missed. We will keep his memory alive in our hearts, minds and souls.

For more information, please contact family directly.

Michael A. D’Amore

Michael A. D’Amore, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on February 19, 2021. He was 79.
Michael was born on September 23, 1941 in New Rochelle to the late Carmen and Carmella (Capabianco) D’Amore. He worked as a professional musician and carpenter for many years.
He is survived by his sisters Josephine Pavone and Carmella Sutton, and his brother Carmine D’Amore, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister Theresa Romaine, and his brothers Felice and Angelo D’Amore.
Visitation is on Wednesday from 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A Mass is scheduled for 10:30 on Thursday at Holy Family Church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Anthony D. Iantorno

Anthony D. Iantorno, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, New York, passed away on February 15, 2021. He was 90 years old.
Anthony was born on August 10, 1930. A devoted son, he was predeceased by his parents, Frank Iantorno and Susan Folino Iantorno, and also by his brother, James F. Iantorno, and sister-in-law, Cecelia Tirella Iantorno.
A skilled carpenter and long time member of St. Joseph’s Church, Anthony also served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, James G. Iantorno (Debbie), Susan Gal (Yechiam), Stephanie Graham (Mark), and Frank A. Iantorno (Marleni Llenin); great-nephew Itamar Gal (Joici Job), and great-nieces Adalei Broers (Ramon) and Nicole Iantorno; two great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece.
A private interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

AnnMarie  E. Finney

AnnMarie E. Finney

AnnMarie Finney entered into eternal rest on February 14th 2021. She was 65.

AnnMarie was born in New Rochelle on February 17, 1955 to John and Ann Fields.

AnnMarie is a graduate of Saint Gabriel High school. On October 15th she married John H. Finney. She was employed as a radio dispatcher with the New Rochelle Police Department for 30 years. She retired in 2005.
AnnMarie moved to Poughkeepsie in 2011 to be closer to her family. AnnMarie loved being with her family especially her nieces ,nephews and great nieces and nephews. Especially her “ God children”.
AnnMarie enjoyed taking photography, Crafting and She was an avid crochèter. Her beautiful blankets were gifted to family and friends as well as tiny hats for “preemie” patients in the neo-natal care units at local hospitals. She was also generous with blankets for the local animal shelter in Poughkeepsie.
Ann Marie leaves behind her sisters Patricia (Thomas) ,Joan ( William) John ( Kathy), Joseph ( MaryAnn), James (Rebecca), and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, And her Aunt and Godmother Antoinette Galanek.

AnnMarie was predeceased by her parents and her husband.

Cremation has taken place and due to covid restrictions there will be no service at this time. A celebration of her life will be at a later date.

Donations may be made to Saint Jude’s children hospital, Breast Cancer charities and Sloan Kettering Cancer hospital in her honor.

Maria G. Cianciulli

Visiting Monday 9:00am-10:30am
Mass 11am St. Joseph’s Church
Entombment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Chester

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